Hi, Mel J!
I and many others on this board have found the menus in the book for Phase 2 to be pretty counter-intuitive to what the book says. For instance, Dr. A talks about not having fruit early in the morning, as it tends to induce cravings, then the menu for Phase 2, Day 1 has berries first thing! Ack! So, trust yourself...think about what you have learned in the book, and create your own plan. Either start small and build up on the number of fruit and carb servings, or start big and work down. Either way works. If you are not losing, you are probably eating too much fruit and carbs. Unfortunately, I have to limit myself to one fruit and one carb to lose, but it works great and is worth it.
Treat this like a challenge, a puzzle you have to solve, and you'll come away with weight loss, joy, and a better knowledge about how your personal body works.
I know you can do this!